land|ing

land|ing «LAN dihng», noun.
1. a coming to land: »

There are many millions of take-offs and landings at the nation's airports each year.

SYNONYM(S): debarkation, disembarkation.
2. a place where persons or goods are landed from a ship, helicopter, or the like; landing place. A wharf, dock, or pier is a landing for boats. SYNONYM(S): port, wharf.
3. a) a platform between flights of stairs. b) the floor at the top or bottom of a staircase.
4. the catching of fish, especially in large amounts by commercial methods: »

Halibut landings of 37 million pounds were down six million from the…catch (Wall Street Journal).

5. a place where logs are gathered before being transported to a sawmill.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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